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'Everyone is getting excited' - Pressley

15 November 2013

City boss Steven Pressley has also expressed caution with 31 games remaining in the season...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley believes the emphasis of City's season has changed ahead of his side's trip to Bradford City.

The Sky Blues have won the last five out of six games in all competitions and are currently three points outside the League One play-offs.

The club started the season with a ten-point deduction which immediately meant Pressley's main aim was to avoid the drop to League Two.

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However, due to the fantastic form City have shown this season, the City boss has admitted the objective for the season has changed.

Pressley said: "In all seriousness, the emphasis has now changed for the season to me now not talking about avoiding relegation because nobody believes me anymore.

"It is now just winning the next game. My message to the players is to not look into the future, but only on the next game and that will change each week.

"We will keep moving forward and as long as we do that, we have got a chance. There is no doubt about it, everybody is beginning to get excited. 

"The supporters are getting behind the current team and are excited by them but at the same time, we have to guard against that as football can change very quickly."

City have only lost three league games this season, on the opening day against Crawley Town, and back-to-back defeats against Port Vale and Brentford. 

Despite the fantastic form, Pressley has expressed caution with just 15 games played, and 31 matches remaining.

He added: "We're only 15 games into a 46-game season which means we are a long way off the finish line at the moment so it is important to stay grounded.

"In Scotland, at this point, you have nearly half of the season gone but here you are only a third of the way through, and we need to remember that.

"A lot can change in that period of time. If you look at Tranmere last season, they were top of the table at this point but by the end of the season, they were well out of the play-offs positions.

"Injuries are always a concern throughout the season, something we have no control over. I'm sure it will play a part in our season but we are all about finding solutions at this football club."

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